Kevin began studying music at the age of 4, beginning with the piano. Since then, he has learned to play multiple instruments, including bass, guitar, ukulele, and mandolin, and has cultivated a deep understanding of music theory and music history. Kevin began teaching private lessons in 2011 while studying music at the University of Utah. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance in December 2014 and currently maintains a diverse studio of students, teaching multiple instruments to students of all ages and skill levels.
Kevin’s teaching style focuses primarily on broad musical concepts. Students are as diverse as music itself, each with their own interests, goals, and capabilities. Kevin works with each student to determine what they are most interested in learning, and then tailors lesson plans that meet those individual expectations, while also introducing and strengthening fundamental musical concepts. All students, regardless of instrument and personal interest, can expect to learn how to read different types of musical notation, how to play a broad selection of chords and scales, how to read and feel rhythm, and many other important and exciting musical concepts.
Kevin currently offers 30, 45, and 60 minute lessons at a location of the student’s choosing. He also offers 30, 45, and 60 minute online lessons in two different formats: 1) entirety of lesson in realtime; 2) Half the duration as realtime lesson, half as recorded video lesson.
Kevin regularly performs in Salt Lake City and Park City with The Hot Club of Zion, Electric Cathedral, and Charles Ellsworth. He also spends time as a studio musician and producer.
Electric Cathedral is a high-energy, virtuosic rock trio founded by Kevin Schultz (bass/vocals), Ryan Arnold (guitar/vocals), and Jake Gloschat (drums/vocals). The group takes inspiration from the music of the '60s and '70s, namely The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Cream, Pink Floyd, Robin Trower, and many others.
The Hot Club of Zion is a gypsy jazz band founded by Kevin Schultz (bass), Nathan Royal (guitar), and James Martak (guitar). The group plays jazz music in the style of Django Reinhardt, and is also influenced by other jazz greats, including Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and others. The band can be found regularly at Stein Eriksen Lodge during the winter, as well as Bar-X in Salt Lake City throughout the year. Other contributing members include Tom Young (trumpet), Matthew Lima (saxophone), Brian Keegan (trombone), Marco Blackmore (saxophone), and Katie Williams (vocals)